Women, Beauty and Power in Early Modern England: A Feminist Literary History

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Palgrave Macmillan, Apr 15, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 208 pages
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Divided into three sections on cosmetics, clothes and hairstyling, this book explores how early modern women regarded beauty culture and in what ways skin, clothes and hair could be used to represent racial, class and gender identities, and to convey political, religious and philosophical ideals.

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EDITH SNOOK is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. She is the author of Women, Reading and the Cultural Politics of Early Modern England (2005) and has contributed a chapter to the Palgrave volume The History of Women's Writing 1500-1610.

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